MEXICO CITY, June 20 — Gunmen ambushed Mexican federal police agents yesterday, killing four and wounding seven in Guerrero, one of the country’s states that is most plagued by drug-violence, the government said.
The agents were attacked during an operation in the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, the federal attorney-general’s office said in a statement.
One criminal suspect was killed and three were wounded, the office said.
State authorities said soldiers and state police were searching for the gunmen.
San Miguel Totolapan is a fiefdom of Los Tequileros, one of the bloodiest criminal gangs in Guerrero.
Violence has spiked in Guerrero over the past decade as a growing number of criminal gangs vie for control of crops of opium poppies and for drug-trafficking routes. — Reuters